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Department of Anesthesiology Department of Anesthesiology Divisions

Department of Anesthesiology Divisions

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology consists of four divisions, demonstrating the range of our clinical services and expertise. Each division is dedicated to providing excellent patient care using evidence-based treatments.

Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Our physicians employ their advanced training in cardiac and thoracic anesthesia to make the perioperative period both safe and comfortable for patients.

Overseen by Hadas Reshef, MD, division director, our clinical service provides anesthesia for major adult cardiac surgery and thoracic procedures at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island.

Our division faculty deliver anesthesia for mitral valve repair, coronary artery bypass, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and transcatheter mitral valve replacement. We also provide anesthesia for complex aortic surgery, heart failure requiring implantation of a ventricular assist device, and robotic-assisted lung resection.

We care for patients in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the electrophysiology suites.

For more information about the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology or questions about our clinical service, please email Dr. Reshef at

Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology

We are committed to ensuring that patients who are pregnant have the option of receiving safe and effective pain relief for childbirth. Under the leadership of James M. Cossaro, DO, division director, our educational and clinical services are focused on this mission, embracing the philosophy that all patients should understand their pain relief options for childbirth. With this information, they can make informed decisions about whether and which type of pain relief they prefer.

Our obstetric anesthesiologists serve as on-site, full-time consultants in the labor and delivery suite at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. We assist our obstetric colleagues in the management of patient care, administer pain relief for labor and for cesarean delivery, and manage emergencies that may arise.

For more information about the Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology or for questions about our clinical services, please email Dr. Cossaro at

Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology

Our pediatric specialists provide anesthesia care for pediatric patients, including preoperative consultation, perioperative anesthesia, postoperative management, and critical care. We care for a full range of pediatric patients from the smallest critically ill neonates through patients in their teenage years.

Walter I. Weiss, MD, division director, leads our team with a mission to provide individualized care for each child we treat.

Our primary goal is to ensure children’s safety and comfort before, during, and after surgery. Our team works closely with the Department of Pediatrics as well as the Department of Surgery’s Division of Pediatric Surgery to provide multidisciplinary care for our patients. We also provide tailored sedation and anesthesia to children receiving radiologic imaging and procedures, gastrointestinal and bronchopulmonary procedures, and other nonsurgical treatments.

For more information about the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology or for questions about our clinical services, please email David S. Gottlieb, MD, at

Division of Pain Medicine

Under the leadership of Anuj Patel, MD, division director, our faculty provide comprehensive evaluations of patients with acute pain to determine the best course of treatment. Our faculty work alongside a team of nurse practitioners who are an integral part of our pain medicine care team. We offer non-pharmacological, pharmacological, interventional, and alternative approaches to care in a supportive environment.

Our goal is to return patients to an optimal level of functioning, while keeping them informed about the conditions causing their pain and available treatments.

For more information about the Division of Pain Medicine, please email Dr. Patel at